HCA nurses never stop learning

“I think I’ve worked at just about every position in nursing. I began as a nursing assistant, and then became a unit secretary. Then I was cross-trained to read heart monitors so I could be a tech, and over time, I went back to school for my Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master’s Degree in Nursing. Now I’m considering getting my Doctor of Nursing Practice as well. Nursing is not just what I do; it’s who I am.”

– Misty Rowlison, St. David’s Children’s Hospital, Austin, Texas

HCA nurses’ voices are heard

“Documentation was a huge frustration for our nurses for so many years. As we would round on our nurses and ask them ‘what tools and resources do you need’ they would ask us to please help them streamline the documentation because they felt like so much of their time was spent entering data or information in a computer when they really just wanted to be at the bedside. Evidence-based clinical documentation has allowed them to speed up the documentation process, which ultimately gives nurses more time with their patients.”

– Karen Smith, Doctors Hospital of Augusta, Augusta, Georgia

HCA nurses are always growing

“I tell all the nurses and surgical techs I work with to take on a specialty and learn everything they can about it. There’s just no way a nurse can keep a finger on the pulse of all this change. Nobody’s just a generic nurse any more — there are new specialties all the time. We have to educate ourselves, because then we can excel in a specialty, and find new areas to work on and grow into. I work with amazing, motivated people, and that helps too. We all want to do what’s best for the patient, and so I like to teach what I know to people who want to learn it.”

– Carol Harrison, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, California

HCA nurses devote their lives to fulfilling their calling

“I remember in my job interview I was asked where I see myself in 10 years. I told my director that I will still be working the floor, even when I’m 60. I want to be in the trenches, to be hands-on. I’m so fortunate that HCA has given me this opportunity, and I’m very grateful.”

– Fileno Evangelista, Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, California

HCA nurses go above and beyond for every patient, every time

“I enjoy going the extra mile to help everyone because, let’s face it — we have all been there. We want someone on our side to help make things happen for us.”

– Jennifer Meyers, CareNow Urgent Care, Dallas Fort Worth